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CMLL (FRI) 05/03/2013 Arena Mexico [CMLL]
***Atlantis 30th Anniversary***
1) Oro Jr. & Soberano Jr. b Artillero & Súper Comando
2) Aereo, Fantasy, Shockercito b Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Violencia, Pequeño Warrior
Tecnicos took 2/3.
3) Misterioso Jr., Namajague, Shigeo Okumura b Fuego, Rey Cometa, Stuka Jr.
4) Blue Panther, Rush, Super Porky b Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Tiger
Tecnicos took 2/3.
5) Atlantis b Averno
Atlatnis was honored before the 4th match, with special guests including Okumura (representing NJPW), Guerrero del Futuro, and Fray Tormenta. There was a video about his career, his upcoming mask match with Ultimo Guerrero, and celebrity well wishes before his match. Averno took the first match with Devil’s Wings, Atlantis took the second with a quebradora, and Atlantis won the third with his Atlantida. Immediately after the match, Ultimo Guerrero interrupted to yell at Atlantis – only for another Ultimo Guerrero to attack Atlantis from behind. The ‘other’ Ultimo Guerrero was introduced as Gran Guerrero, Ultimo Guerrero’s younger brother. He’s assumed to be Taurus.
6) Euforia, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero b Máscara Dorada, Mistico, Thunder
Rudos took 1/3.

It was announced Pierroth debuts next Friday. En Busca de un Idolo 2 is scheduled to start the following Friday.

People who were there were sure Gran Guerrero is Taurus. Taurus had always been rumored to be either Ultimo Guerrero’s younger brother or son, and I’m still not totally convinced CMLL isn’t not telling the relationship for whatever reason. They have been honest on Soberano & Euforia’s relationship though, which similarly ages Euforia. Taurus is scheduled to appear in Arena Puebla on Monday, which might be his final match with that name. It obviously depends on where they use him, but this seems too soon for Taurus to be moved up to an important position. No word yet when Atlantico is returning.

Averno beats Mistico last week, loses to Atlantis this week. Not sure you needed the same person to do both of those, but it’s CMLL.

This is a weird story, and only partially a lucha libre one. The FBI and other law enforcement raided an April 7th lucha libre show in McAllen, Texas, shutting down the show and the whole block. They claimed at the time it was due to an immigration issue, but it turns out they were looking for a Reynosa based drug cartel boss (and his brother) who is also rumored to be luchador Imagen II. Imagen II was on the card – but it was a completely different guy who also uses the same name. The non-crime boss Imagen II says he’s been using that name for 20 years, his brother was Image and he doesn’t want to change his name just because someone is also using the name. That first link says local promoters know of at least five different Imagen II in the area!

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

Porra Fresa previews Monday’s Arena Puebla card.

AAA looks back at Heavy Metal’s career and Texano Jr.’s title reign.

DTU lineups for their shows at the Morelia beer festival. Shows are mentioned as airing on a website.

CMLL video preview for next week’s show.

Lineup

CMLL (FRI) 05/10/2013 Arena Mexico
1) Pegasso & Stigma vs Guerrero Negro Jr. & Inquisidor
2) Goya Kong, Marcela, Silueta vs La Seductora, Tiffany, Zeuxis
3) Hijo del Fantasma, Rey Cometa, Valiente vs Namajague, Shigeo Okumura, Vangelis
4) Ángel de Oro vs Dragón Rojo Jr. [lightning]
5) Blue Panther, La Máscara, Máscara Dorada vs Boby Zavala, Comandante Pierroth, Rey Escorpión
6) Atlantis, La Sombra, Mistico vs Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero, Volador Jr.

This is the Mother’s Day show.

The new Pierroth debuts. There’s been no buzz for the return of character – like everyone saw the promo the first day, thought it was a bad idea, and moved on. Of course, the new hyped rudo’s debut is trumped by another new rudo’s debut for whatever reason, and the rudo who actually won the Gran Alternativa is quietly particpating in the semimain.

Rey Cometa is still fighting Okumura & Namajague every week.